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The Tell Tale Heart. I believe the narrator is insane because for some strange reason, the narrator was obsessed with the old mans eye.

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The Tell Tale Heart By: Edgar Allen Insanity I believe the narrator is insane because for some strange reason, the narrator was obsessed with the old man's eye. He wasn't even certain on how it started, but to him, it was an eye of a vulture. The old man was going to be murdered because of his pale blue eye. In fact, for seven straight nights at midnight the eye was closed. It wasn't until finally on the eighth night when the narrator s made a noise which startled and woke up the old man. ...read more.

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While the narrator killed the old man he had a smile on his face with a little laugh. Murder should've given him an evil scary look, yet he was happy and felt proud which shows he is insane. He would tell himself he was not mad, and he probably would try and convince anyone he wasn't. The murder of the old man was justified and the reason for killing the old man was absolutely absurd, but it worked for him. He also heard voices that would haunt him day and night. ...read more.

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He also thought the police officers were laughing at his horror of the heartbeat. The voices caused him to murder, and then caused him to give into the police when he easily could have gotten away with it. The narrator was obviously insane because of his unnatural preoccupation with the eye, his distorted logic, and the hearing of voices and sounds, which revealed the madness. He must have had this twisted sickness for a long time, because a person cannot become this insane over night. I think this was a built up madness that had to come out at some point. It was unfortunate this old man had to die this way, but at least the narrators murdering days are over. By: Sunny Mann BLK 7 ...read more.

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